21 Apr 2016

Baseball Team Ends Season Play with District Title

The Bear baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a 26-5 record after their 12-2 five inning contest at McKinley.  The Bears captured its third district title in a row and currently sits fourth in the 5A power ratings.

The Bears fell behind the Panthers 2-1 in the first on two unearned runs.  The Bears regained the lead and led 4-2 after four innings of play before an eight run explosion in the fifth ended the game by the ten run rule.

Offensive leaders for the Bears were Tristan Welch with a solo home run; Patrick Crifasi with 3 rbi; and Josh Smith with a triple and 4 rbi. 

Junior Sam Prescott tossed four innings to record the win and run his record to 2-0. Prescott struck out four and yielded one hit and one walk in his time on the mound.  The righty threw 54 pitches, 34 going for strikes.  Sophomore co-closer Landon Boeneke threw the last inning, striking out two and giving up a hit.  Boeneke threw 14 pitches with 11 going for strikes.  The two hurlers did not surrender an earned run. 

The next step for a trip to Sulphur and the 5A baseball tourney will come in a first round playoff game at Grizzly Field.  The LHSAA will release baseball playoff brackets at noon on Sunday, April 24.